(BVI News) Amid the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) and mounting calls for good governance in the territory, Cabinet is moving swiftly to implement the much-anticipated Whistleblower Act.
When the Cabinet met on February 3, it reviewed the Bill entitled, Whistleblower Act, 2021 which seeks to allow individuals to disclose information about the corrupt practices of others once it is in the public’s interest.
The law would also provide for protection against the victimisation of persons who make these disclosures and to provide for a fund to reward individuals who make the disclosures.
However, the Bill has not yet been approved by Cabinet.
At this stage, it has been sent back to the Premier’s Office that will then instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to finalise the legislation.